By 8u4hdz4k4r. kindergarten coloring. At Tuesday, July 09th 2019, 02:10:35 AM.
It takes time and skill to complete a page of coloring and requires a great deal of concentration to ensure pencils stay within the lines. There’s nothing more pleasing and encouraging than completing a task and being happy with the result. For a child, it can fill them with pride and the confidence to try something new.
Coloring is becoming accepted within a University setting as a tool for students to maintain focus. Theresa, a student studying art therapy at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. said that “A lot of my fellow graduate classmates bring these coloring books into the classroom setting as a tool to focus more on lectures.” She explained that more professors are beginning to welcome this behavior. “For my internship, I find the clients who are fidgeting and cannot sit still ask for coloring in books in order to concentrate on group discussions.”
Dr. Joel Pearson, a brain scientist at the University of New South Wales in Australia explains: ”You have to look at the shape and size, you have to look at the edges, and you have to pick a color. It should occupy the same parts of the brain that stops any anxiety-related mental imagery happening as well. Anything that helps you control your attention is going to help.”